Oregon will try to beat Florida State in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, as the Ducks are eager to give the Seminoles their season’s first defeat so they can feature in the national championship. Now, this is a game that fans and price per head bookmaking companies believe could prove to be one the most interesting ones of the year.
The Ducks were able to win their last eight meetings both SU and ATS since they were beaten by Arizona at home 31-24 as the favorites by 21.5 points.
In the meantime, the Seminoles, who are defending their status of national champions, were able to win 29 consecutive games, but were unable to cover 11 out of the last 14 games that they featured going back to the championship game last year against Auburn.
The betting line opened with Oregon as the favorites by 8.5 points, and 71 was the total.
The Seminoles haven not been underdogs since they suffered a loss to Clemson in 2011, and this year they continue to be undefeated even though they couldn’t cover most games. Despite this, Florida State still have the services of the very famous QB Jameis Winston.
Regardless of what is thought of Winston, he still didn’t lose a game as QB in college football, and he continues to be one of the game’s most important players. One more thing that could work for the Seminoles is the time off that took place between the matchups.
That time off was able to cool Florida State before the national championship meeting last year, and the same thing could be done to the Ducks.
Oregon were the country’s top team since they were beaten by the Wildcats, and the record that they have ATS shows this. The Ducks did not back down against the teams that they took on, and these include Arizona, during a beating of 51-13 in the championship game of the Pac-12.
The Ducks were easily able to cover when they faced the Wildcats again, and all who doubted the team could see that they deserve to have a spot in the nation’s semifinal games. Oregon are doing just as well as Florida State last year, with QB Marcus Mariota in their ranks.
He made a very intelligent decision this year to return to school after thinking about joining the draft of the NFL. In this game, the QB will get a very good chance to improve even more when he faces Winston, and many fans wonder what will happen on the field when these players square off.
The Seminoles will have to deal with the Ducks’ offensive firepower, and this should be way too much for them to handle, which is why Oregon are the favorites by almost two digits, so many experts and price per head bookmaking companies believe that the Ducks should definitely be the ones to go for in this crucial showdown.